Kia Tire Mobility Kit
Getting a flat tire can be the fastest way to derail your day, and traditional spare tires can be a hassle. This is why Kia offers drivers an alternative solution to the traditional spare tire: the Kia Tire Mobility Kit. This kit is a lightweight and convenient solution to get you back on the road and on with your day.
The Kia Tire Mobility Kit has everything you need to easily fix punctures without having to spend time struggling to remove and replace your tire on the side of the road. It can patch punctures of about a quarter of an inch or 6mm, until you are able to have your tire replaced or repaired. It is important to note that the kit is not intended to patch punctures along the sidewall of the tire.
Kia cautions all drivers to turn on their hazard lights and slowly pull off the road before attempting to fix a flat. After you park your vehicle on a level, safe area, you should examine your tire to see if the object that caused the puncture remains embedded. If you see an object, like a nail, stuck in your tire, it is important not to remove it.
When you open the kit, you will find a sealant canister that has a sticker on its top, which should be removed and placed in a highly visible spot inside your vehicle, such as on the steering wheel, to remind you of the safe speed limit for driving on a sealed tire. Before using the sealant, check that it is not expired by checking the expiration date on the outside of the canister.
The other item in the kit is the compressor. On one side of the compressor, you will find detailed instructions for using the kit. On the other side, you will find the attached hose. The compressor has a long extension cord that enables it to reach any of the vehicle’s tires when plugged into the 12-volt outlet on the interior of the vehicle. If your compressor has a yellow button on the front, it is important to ensure that it is not depressed when using the compressor, because that will deflate, rather than inflate, the tires. If the pressure gauge is attached to the hose, rather than the front of the compressor, it is important to ensure that the screw under the gauge is tight so that air will not escape.
After you attach the compressor hose to the sealant canister, you can remove the screw cap from the tire valve and screw on the hose that originates from the sealant canister. Next, make sure that the compressor is switched off, then stabilize the sealant canister by placing it in the designated spot on the compressor. The compressor can now be plugged into the vehicle’s 12-volt outlet, and the vehicle can be turned on. Then, turn on the compressor and let it run until the tire pressure reads 35 PSI or it has been running for seven minutes. If the pressure is below 29 PSI at the seven minute mark, the puncture cannot be effectively sealed, and you will need to call Kia Roadside Assistance.
cforms contact form by delicious:days